Faculty-led undergraduate research receives AOS award

Dr. Kelly Ronald, Assistant Professor of Biology, and undergraduate student, Natalie Leake-Jara, received an American Ornithological Society (AOS) award for $2,033 in support of their project “Effects of urbanization on stress levels, auditory and visual processing of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)”. The study aims to uncover how house sparrow influences functions like hearing and vision in urban versus rural birds, contributing to our understanding of wildlife communication amid urbanization.

The American Ornithological Society, the world’s largest international ornithological society, is a diverse, global network working together to advance the scientific study and conservation of birds. AOS bestows a range of awards and grants that recognize excellence in ornithology and honors outstanding service to the society.

Congratulations Kelly and Natalie on the award!

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